Prayer Resources

Prayer of Pope Francis in time of the Corona Virus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself,

and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.


We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –

and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.



An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.





O blessed Saint Roch, patron of the sick,

have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great when you were in this world,

that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases.


Now that you are in heaven, your power is not less.

Offer, then, to God our sighs and tears

and obtain for us that health we seek.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Roch, pray for us,

that we may be preserved

from all diseases of body and soul.




Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness,

look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic;

relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them,

welcome into your presence those who have died and, through this time of tribulation,

grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful,

out of love for us You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies,

look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay across the world,

turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief:

deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families,

give wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to our doctors,

nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead.

Do not abandon us in the moment of trial, but deliver us from all evil.

We ask this of You, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!